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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) fights for a loose ball with New Orleans Hornets' Austin Rivers (25) and Robin Lopez (15) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma CIty Thunder and the New Orleans Hornets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Okla.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman